Wat Phra Kaew always seemed to have more tourists than Wat Pho, which is one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. I am not a huge fan of a lot of tourists all around (Who is though?). But with that being said, Wat Pho is my favorite among the Bangkok’s sights. It is to be said that it is host to some amazing things: the city’s largest reclining Buddga, the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand and the country’s earliest centre for public education.
The grounds of Wat Pho holds the major tourist sites occupying the northern side of Th Chetuphon and the monastic facilities found on the southern side. The temple compound is also the national headquarters for teaching and preservation of traditional thai medicine. This includes Thai massage, a mandate legislated by Rama Ill when the tradition was in danger of extinction. The famous massage school has two massage pavilions located within the temple and additional rooms outside of the temple.
Admission is 100B // 8:30AM – 6:30PM